Resources for Students

And Those Considering a Career in Social Work

You’ve chosen a profession dedicated to improving lives. NASW offers resources to help you throughout your entire career.

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Explore the Social Work Profession

Social work is an excellent career choice for those who care about human dignity and social justice. The field is just as diverse as the individuals, families, and communities we serve. Learn about the many career options in the field, how to get started on a social work career path, internships, licensing, and more.

Tips & Tools for Job Seekers

NASW resources can help you progress from student to employed social work professional.

Code of Ethics

The NASW Code of Ethics is a set of standards for the professional conduct of social workers. All NASW members must affirm their commitment to abide by the Code of Ethics. It is essential for schools of social work and for in-service training for agencies. Available in English and Spanish.



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Why join NASW?

NASW members enjoy networking, learning and professional development  opportunities.

Learn about NASW membership benefits

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MyNASW is the online community for NASW members where you can share knowledge and build your network.

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Social Work Talks Podcast

Hear experts explore topics that social workers care about. 

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